Street Drum Corps’ Bobby Alt Remembers Avenged Sevenfold’s The Rev
Like you, we here at Revolver are still mourning the loss of Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. That’s why we included a poster of him and an obituary in the March/April issue, on stands now. Many of the Rev’s peers wanted to weigh in, too. So over the coming days, we’ll post remembrances by the Rev’s friends, people he looked up to and artists who looked up to him. Here, Street Drum Corps singer-drummer Bobby Alt shares his thoughts.
“I remember being on the Vans Warped Tour in 2003 with my band S.T.U.N., walking around in Boise, Idaho when a little kid with an Avenged Sevenfold T-shirt pulled me over to see them play. Knowing I was a drummer, he had me watch Jimmy play. And boy could Jimmy play.
Play on Jimmy, Play on! You will be missed my friend. He is now with Krupa, Bonham, and Moon, the drumming gods in the sky watching over us! He will be missed by many. Fans, family, and friends.”
Avenged Sevenfold; Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan is at far right. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride